passing an array and retrieving that array

i already have values in my array. the problem is how can i pass it to another page and how will i retrieve it from that page.
 e.g. i have an array arr[]
how will i pass it and then retrieve it.thanks. a code will be much appreciated.

can i use this?
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="arr">

and then get it in another page like this:
String[] myarray = request.getParameterValues("darray");

thanks in advance.
tizayAsked:
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mrishmawyCommented:
you can use:

<%
  for (int i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
%>
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="<%= arr[i] %>">
<%
  }
%>

and then get it in another page like this:
String[] myarray = request.getParameterValues("darray");
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applekannaCommented:
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="2">
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="3">
<input type="hidden" name="darray" value="4">

and get it as

String[] myarray = request.getParameterValues("darray");
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applekannaCommented:
I am not sure if they will arrive in the same order if you are very particular about that.

Can you also explain what you need to send across so that we can see if there is a better way of doing it.
Hope this helps

Cheers!
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yapsingCommented:
i need to know: are u inserting all the parameters into a db?
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jimmackCommented:
If your "arr" is in a JSP, and you want this to be available on another page in one session (eg. if the data is to follow the user to the next page), then just store it in a session variable:

Source page
-----------------

<%
session.setAttribute("arr", arr);
%>

Target page
-----------------
<%
String[] arr = session.getAttribute("arr");
%>
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applekannaCommented:
>>>Target page
-----------------
<%
String[] arr = session.getAttribute("arr");
%>

Just a clarification..
Dont we need to do a type cast ?How do you type cast a String arrary?
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jimmackCommented:
Sorry yes.

String[] arr = (String[])session.getAttribute("arr");
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tizayAuthor Commented:
thanks a lot mrishmawy
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paragagarwalCommented:
Simply keeep this array in Session and then retrieve it in other page
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